The Man-Purse Project, Part 1, The Chain

I’m in between wallets right now (having sold my earlier croc wallet), so over the last month I’ve been planning a new wallet.

Of course, knowing me, the wallet will be big – more of a man-purse than wallet.

And as we all know, a big wallet needs a reign or a chain!

 

So for part 1 of my Man-Purse Project, I present to you a fantastic wallet chain made for me by Ken of The Anvil and Hammer, Oakland CA:

 

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Ken has made this fantastically heavy and sturdy chain out of copper ingots which were melted and hand fused into super thick links, then hammered to create a Roman-style texture.

Each link is on average 4 cm in length, 2.5 cm in width, and 5 to 6 mm wide.
The entire chain is 54 cm long (including the brass swivel hooks at both ends).

 

What I really like about this chain, apart from it’s heavy duty construction and rugged appearance, is the texturing work Ken has done on the surface of the copper with his hammer.

Have a look at the close-up pics below, absolutely beautiful.

 

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Indeed a bad-ass chain to go with a monster wallet.

Ken even said this could double as a flail, and believe him, this thing really can knock someone out…

I accidentally whacked myself on the back while swinging this chain around in excitement, it hurts, a lot.

 

I’ve never had a copper chain before, so I’d be really interested in how the patina on the copper will develop.

 

Have a nice weekend~

Mike out.

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